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Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Axelrodi202
Thanks for all the input. Hopefully given the...

Thanks for all the input. Hopefully given the tank's size future ammonia spikes won't be much of an issue.

Also, the packaging is a bit vague. When it says to dose every three days, that means...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Axelrodi202
Luckily the tank has no invertebrates (not even...

Luckily the tank has no invertebrates (not even pond or ramshorn snails). Did you have any issues with the algae recurring afterwards?
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Axelrodi202
No one?

No one?
Forum: Algae 07-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Axelrodi202
Algaefix for Spirogyra

I have a spirogyra outbreak in my 4' 120 with the following specs

MTS substrate capped w/ quartz sand (similar to 3M)
2 Marineland Aquatic Plant LEDs + 1 Monster Ray (on for 7 hours)
Dosing...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Axelrodi202
I don't plan on doing much DIY - the pumps will...

I don't plan on doing much DIY - the pumps will be from Bulk Reef Supply. What specific models of timers from Amazon would you recommend?
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Axelrodi202
Digital timers

What are some good models of digital timers that can be programmed with short intervals (one minute) to be used with autodosing pumps?
Forum: Fish 07-06-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Axelrodi202
How'd you pull it off? I've always thought the...

How'd you pull it off? I've always thought the big cichlids are beautiful but the plant-killing reputation they have is off-putting.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Axelrodi202
I ended a terrible two-month-long BGA outbreak...

I ended a terrible two-month-long BGA outbreak with erythromycin. I dosed as instructed for 5 days and did a blackout as well. Afterwards I did a water change and removed as much visible BGA as...
Forum: Plants 06-30-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Axelrodi202
When I used to grow vals they did fine with...

When I used to grow vals they did fine with Excel. As long as the growing conditions are otherwise suitable (good light and hard water) they'll be fine.
Forum: Fish 06-27-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By Axelrodi202
As long as they get enough to eat and have stable...

As long as they get enough to eat and have stable water parameters they should be fine
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By Axelrodi202
The inclusion of dilophosaurs in a Lego set...

The inclusion of dilophosaurs in a Lego set (along with the boys in the gyrosphere) led many fans to believe they would be in a scene with the boys in the restricted area, especially since the other...
Forum: Fish 06-08-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Axelrodi202
I definitely recommend local clubs. They're great...

I definitely recommend local clubs. They're great places to get interesting species for better prices than what most commercial sellers charge.
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Axelrodi202
Nanjenshan?

Nanjenshan?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Axelrodi202
If you don't cut back your lights and ferts to...

If you don't cut back your lights and ferts to compensate you'll see all sorts of algae.
Forum: Plants 03-16-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Axelrodi202
If your water has been through a water softener...

If your water has been through a water softener it's not a good idea to use it for fish tanks. Most tap water softeners simply replace calcium and magnesium with sodium, which is not a natural water...
Forum: Plants 03-16-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By Axelrodi202
Water hardness is important for vals. In hard...

Water hardness is important for vals. In hard water they are like aquatic herpes; in soft water they don't do very much.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Axelrodi202
Starting with healthy moss is important -...

Starting with healthy moss is important - oftentimes the stuff from the LFS is in really rough shape. But any fine filamentous plant like Cabomba, Myriophyllum, or Limnophila sessiliflora would serve...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Axelrodi202
At most the small sponge provides for a bit of...

At most the small sponge provides for a bit of bio-filtration. The open design leaves it susceptible to trapping and getting clogged by debris (plant leaves, etc.), so there isn't really any...
Forum: Fish 03-15-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Axelrodi202
Some iwagumi setups do have taller background...

Some iwagumi setups do have taller background plants (usually hairgrass). In such setups I feel most schooling fish would feel comfortable.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-14-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Axelrodi202
Sounds like a good plan. Adding some moss would...

Sounds like a good plan. Adding some moss would be good for providing spawning sites.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Axelrodi202
I like mine; I use it before each wc

I like mine; I use it before each wc
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,081
Posted By Axelrodi202
So scarlet badis eat hydra? That's good to know

So scarlet badis eat hydra? That's good to know
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Axelrodi202
I would just shop around for a good deal on a...

I would just shop around for a good deal on a dual-stage regulator - try asking among local hobbyists (or searching around on eBay if you know what to look for). I used to use one of those atomic...
Forum: Fish 03-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Axelrodi202
I would definitely move them. The Aphys I've kept...

I would definitely move them. The Aphys I've kept in the past are hard enough on each other - I can only imagine how they would treat other fish.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-11-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Axelrodi202
The Marineland Aquatic Plant LED is pricey but...

The Marineland Aquatic Plant LED is pricey but one fixture worked very well for me when my 120 was low tech. I've since added a second fixture and a Monster Ray after going high tech.
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